I failed again
Yesterday I wrote about the importance of having Prudence. No, not the person Prudence. The prudence that goes along with wisdom and helps you govern and discipline yourself.
I even put a trophy on my mantle for winning a prize for self-discipline.
Guess what I did last night?
I stayed awake until 1:23 a.m. reading odd news stories. I read about the lost skier who survived for days in a Maine snow cave, and I read about the retired widow who held a burglary suspect at gunpoint.
My plan was to go to bed at 10 p.m., and wake up today 5:00 a.m. I didn’t listen to myself. I was naughty. I stayed up late, and stayed in bed until 6:30 a.m.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I have to stop my bad behavior.
Yesterday I fell down. I failed to do what I wanted to do. Today I will be more intelligent and not stay up late reading odd news stories.
I will stand up today, and begin again. I will go to bed on time. I don’t need someone to tell me what to do. Hmm, I have friends praying for me to not eat bananas, maybe I could ask a friend to pray for me to go to bed on time.
Have you ever failed? Did you try again, or did you quit?
Please tell me in the comments. I would love to chat.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.